Mother Love

Mother Love

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by Ann Mccauley
     
 

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Widowed Barbara Malone, age 52, joins the Peace Corps and finds her new life in the mountains of Honduras an unpredictable adventure well worth the sacrifice. The interactions of her four adult children and thier grandparents back home in PA provide an intertwined dual story line; an intense story of family ties that refuse to be broken by distance, doubt or…  See more details below

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Widowed Barbara Malone, age 52, joins the Peace Corps and finds her new life in the mountains of Honduras an unpredictable adventure well worth the sacrifice. The interactions of her four adult children and thier grandparents back home in PA provide an intertwined dual story line; an intense story of family ties that refuse to be broken by distance, doubt or antagonism.
Barbara feels needed and grows to love her work with the Hondurans and a dash of romance helps her feel more alive than she has in years.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780578100937
Publisher:
CB Publishing
Publication date:
04/11/2012
Pages:
426
Sales rank:
819,533
Product dimensions:
0.87(w) x 5.00(h) x 8.00(d)

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Mother Love 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Her husband has passed, her children are launched, and her work is done. Or is it? She has a need to be useful to be wanted. Barbara Malone also craves adventure. She stumbles onto literature about the Peace Corps and finds where her energy and skills are highly desired. A whole new life opens up for her including many surprises. I highly recommend this book to baby boom women, empty nesters, and new retirees. There is life, and lots of it, out there for you. You just have to be open to finding it.
bunnyBM More than 1 year ago
Great book, an excellent read, this is actually my third attempt at writing a review on this book, I didn't realize I had to be signed in to do it so here goes again. A very intriguing read. A 52 year old R.N., after the death of her husband has to decide what to do with the rest of her life. She's always wanted to joint the Peace Corp. and with all the shock of her new situation around her, she decides to do just that. She goes to Honduras and after many interesting twists and turns she finds that life is a challenge no matter where you are. I loved this book and will be waiting for more from this author.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a terrific story about a woman who after the death of her husband, takes charge of her life, reconnects with her children and joins the Peace Corps. It is well written and filled with the details of family life. As the heroine Barbara Malone helps her adult children deal with the death of their father she exhibits the many facets of a Mother's love for her family. When Barbara travels to Honduras with the Peace Corps she begins an adventure that showcases her inner strength and inherent vitality. This is a very enjoyable novel and a book filled with emotional truth, reconciliation, and personal growth. Barbara is a heroine for our age and her adventures are well told and exciting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wonderful story! A snapshot of family dynamics and the choices that make up adult life. When Mom responds to tragedy by joining the Peace Corp a family distanced by miles and pain finds the courage to change and find closeness they have never known. A very satisfying story that leaves you wanting more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mother Love is an inspiration to all of us who find ourselves looking into the future after many assumed aspects of our lives have disappeared. Instead of lamenting the loss of past stability, the protagonist, Barbara Malone, takes decisive action and launches into the next chapters of her life. Facing gripping challenges, making new friends, and resolving various personal conflicts, Barbara pulled me along from page to page, cheering for her success.
TMF09 More than 1 year ago
This is a well done, insightful and exciting novel about a middle aged widow who reinvents herself by signing up for the Peace Corps, and moving to Honduras. Leaving behind some rather ungrateful adult children, our heroine Barbara finds new friends, and new meaning in her life as a Peace Corps volunteer. I highly recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book covers all the bases when it comes to life situations & emotions. She shows courage by taking her life back after adversity and making it into something she loves. This book shows the curveballs that life can throw your way and how one woman decided to fight back. It is a bit sad, happy, courageous and empowering. What more could someone want from a book? :) I would highly recommend this book for all to read because it will make you think about your own life and how much you value yourself. Great Read!
BarBow More than 1 year ago
Ann McCauley's first novel, Mother Love, is a success. Barbara, being widowed at 52, is courageous in moving forward with her life. She manages to be strong enough to join the Peace Corps, leaving her loved friends and family behind. She works as a nurse in the mountains of Hondoras, a continent away from those she loves and a life with which she was so familiar. Ann McCauley describes the emotional scene, as well as, the mountain village to perfection.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved Elizabeth Berg's novel, "Pull Of the Moon" where the character enjoys a vacation by herself doing all those adventures and sightseeing her husband pulled away from. Ann McCauley's novel "Mother Love" is more of an adventure, as her character Barbara gets involved in a more intense situation but still reminds me of "Pull Of the Moon" as a look at women's determination. Barbara, after becoming a widow, decides she wants to join the Peace Corp and travel to Honduras in spite of family relationships and her calm life in Pennsylvania. Honduras proves to be a enduring trial with much antagonism but Barbara bravely overcomes it all. Great Read!